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    Insights issue 3 available to download now

    Published On: 9 November 2019

    The latest issue of Insights – Asia House’s thought-leadership publication sharing views and analysis from those shaping trade, investment and policy in Asia – is now available for download.

    Featuring articles from Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization, who calls for more Asian leadership in the push for WTO reform; Arancha Gonzalez, United Nations  Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the World Trade Centre, who writes on the importance of increasing access to trade finance; and Stephanie Davis, Managing Director of Sales and Operations in Southeast Asia, Google, who outlines Southeast Asia’s booming digital economy, which is predicted to be worth US$300 billion by 2025, the latest edition of Insights explores a rage of issues driving change in Asia today.

    The edition also features analysis on the FinTech revolution in Asia and the latest assessment of Chinese overseas infrastructure investment and the Belt and Road Initiative. Peter Chamley, Chair, Arup Australasia, writes on the challenges in meeting Sustainable Development Goals in Asia, while Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag and member of Asia House Advisory Board, considers the role Europe has to play in the region.

    Issue 3 includes

    “Asia should lead on WTO reform”, Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

    Greasing the wheels of trade finance, Arancha González, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the International Trade Centre

    “FinTech disruption will usher in social reform”, Geoffrey Prentice, Co-Founder, Oriente and Skype

     “Work together to unlock Southeast Asia’s digital potential”, Stephanie Davis, Managing Director of Sales and Operations in Southeast Asia, Google

     Great power competition affects Asia. Should, and could, Europe respond?, Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag and member of Asia House Advisory Board

     “Trust in RCEP but don’t forget to tie up AEC”, Ravi Velloor, Associate Editor, The Straits Times

    “Global challenges demand global responses”, Peter Chamley, Chair, Arup Australasia

     Chinese overseas infrastructure investment likely to slow amid growing risk awareness, Ada Li, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

    Transit-Oriented Development: Catalysing financing for emerging Asia’s urban transport projects, Infrastructure Asia

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